Jenson Button is set to be honoured by his hometown in recognition of his title success in 2009.
Members of Frome town council, want to name a new bridge after their local hero as well as make the Brit an honorary citizen.
Mayor Damon Hooton told the BBC: “The bridge is going to be built anyway so we decided it would be a good idea to name it after him.
“He [Jenson Button] will have a presentation scroll to commemorate it and we’re going to name the new bridge to be built in Frome after him.
“We will put a plaque on the bridge with a suitable commemoration on it. We’re hoping the bridge will be built between now and the summer.”